Villainous | Around the Bend Beer Co.

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3.91/5
Very Good
30 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Around the Bend Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
atbbeerco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jtransel on 10-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,847
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
30
pDev:
14.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
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Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper/pine, wheat, toasted biscuit, honey, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, toasted biscuit, honey, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, toasted biscuit, honey, light caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Slight resins/rinds lingering after the finish. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.3%. Overall this is a delicious IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, pretty soft feeling. Centennial, Simcoe, and Mosaic. Very juicy and fairy dank/earthy hop complexity with fruity yeast; nice bready malt backbone, and not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example. Kind of NEIPA-like with soft/creamy feel.

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Photo of McHenry
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Captain69
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A GREAT IPA TASTE - SLIGHTLY HOPPY

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Photo of Bammer21
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OneMoreMrBartender
4.98/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The best tasting IPA available. Color and nose are perfect.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, no apparent freshness date. Amber colored ale is capped with a mountainous ivory head. Nice west coast IPA aroma with burnt caramel and grain coupled with piney and citric hops. For flavor, a hefty caramel malt backbone pairs well with juicy orange and grapefruit zest and pith along with pungent & earthy pine and mango. Medium body, very resinous, finishing dry with apricot, citrus zest, and spicy pine lingering. Big malt, big hops, big flavors = I like it.

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Photo of NappyB
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rkowna
4.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd34
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shacawgo24
4.85/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gambyt20
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on October 1, 2017.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz draft pour into a pint glass shows a cloudy amber body an briefly floats a whitish 1/8in head disippating to a cap and leaving a nice layered lacing.

Aroma is tropical/citrus with no specific focus.

Flavors match with a nice malt back for balance.

Mouthfeel is medium and finishes mostly clean.

Overall a great taste between over the top beers or just to find on tap with a simple dinner.

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Photo of Tone
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, citrus hops, slight piney hops, sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of grass, and resin. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a dryness and only a slight bitterness. Tastes of floral hops, citrus hops, slight piney hops, sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of grass, and resin. Overall, good appearance, blend, body, and aroma.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste: complex floral, citrus hops, creamy, pear fruit notes. Same with the nose. Amber color, mostly clear, tan foamy head with lattice of lace. Full body. Balanced with some alcohol bite. 70 IBUs

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradJackson75
1.55/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AuntBea
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bottle of this off the Binny's single shelf. It poured a clear golden with white head that left some lace. The scent had hints of tangerine. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was tangerine peel presence and finished clear which help cleanse the pallet. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange body, thick streams of bubbles rise, velvety light tan head. Nose offers great notes of peach, pineapple, grapefruit, and a bit of orange rind. The flavor is less well pronounced, muddling the grapefruit and orange rind with the light wheat and caramel malts. Body is delicate but still medium weight with fine carbonation.
Great boutique on the nose and felt amazingly drinkable, but the flavor was pretty standard. But among other great craft beers that still means great.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stadmo1
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xdtfx
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Villainous from Around the Bend Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 30 ratings